Thursday, January 10, 2019

"Can you please send me a debug log?"

How many times did you stumble upon a faulty application? Developers are smart people and always care about their programs but, due to the fragmented nature of AROS (which works on too much different architectures, both native and hosted), it may happen that a program, or part of it, will not work on Icaros Desktop as expected. Not a big trouble: usually, it's just matter of sending an email to the developer, describing the nature of the issue, explaining how to reproduce it, and waiting for a fixed release. Some times, however, these steps are not enough and the coder asks you for a "complete log", which involves some deeper knowledge about the system: running Snoopy and Sashimi in the background, saving system messages somewhere, compressing them and so on. But what if you don't know how to do this? No problem at all! Starting with Icaros Desktop 2.2.6, you'll have a new option in the Icaros menu to record logs. See how it will work in this video!